Industry veteran Jon Hookstratten has been tapped to serve as head of network distribution at Fox Broadcasting.
(The Hollywood Reporter) -- Industry veteran Jon Hookstratten has been tapped to serve as head of network distribution at Fox Broadcasting.
As executive VP network distribution, Hookstratten will oversee all distribution matters for the network's 184 station affiliates and the 25 Fox owned-and-operated stations. He will report to Ed Wilson, president of Fox Television Network. Hookstratten and Wilson previously worked together at CBS Enterprises and at NBC Enterprises.
Hookstratten, who joins Fox on June 13, succeeds Robert Quicksilver, who is preparing to exit the network after six years as head of distribution.
Hookstratten comes to Fox after most recently serving as executive VP administration and operations at NBC Universal Television Distribution. Before last year's merger of NBC and Universal Studios, Hookstratten spent 4-1/2 years as executive VP at NBC Enterprises when Wilson was president of the division. Before that, Hookstratten was senior VP business affairs at CBS Enterprises from 1996 to 2000 during the period that Wilson headed the eye network's syndication unit.
A lawyer by training, Hookstratten was a partner in the law firm Hookstratten and Hookstratten before he became a television executive. During the same period, he was assistant to the chairman at McAndrews and Forbes Group, the investment holding company controlled by billionaire Ronald O. Perelman.